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Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon  

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This Alex Acu±a Signature Cajon features Peruvian mohena construction with dovetail corners and a lacquer finish. At Alex's request, a matte-finished face was added. The cajon has a partially adjustab... Click To Read More About This Product

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This Alex Acu±a Signature Cajon features Peruvian mohena construction with dovetail corners and a lacquer finish. At Alex's request, a matte-finished face was added. The cajon has a partially adjustable face and rubber feet. The sound is warm with plenty of bass response.

This cajon comes with a free bag.

Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acu±a played in local bands from the age of ten, and moved to Lima as a teenager. At the age of eighteen he joined the band of Perez Prado, and in 1967 he moved to Puerto Rico. In 1974 Acu±a moved to Las Vegas, working with artists such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, and the following year he joined the jazz-fusion group Weather Report, appearing on the albums Black Market and Heavy Weather. Acu±a left Weather Report in 1978, and became a session musician in California, recording and playing live with (amongst many others): Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Walker, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Pl¡cido Domingo, Phil Keaggy, Sergeant Petter, Sam Phillips, former Weather Report bandmates Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack, U2, and Al Jarreau.

Features
  • 20"H x 14"W x 12.5"D.
  • Handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian mohena
  • Beautiful lacquer finish
  • Matte-finish face
  • Partially adjustable faceplate
  • Dovetail corners
  • Rubber feet
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Gon BopsAlex Acuna Signature Cajon
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Huge tone (4)
  • Sensitive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Alex Acuna Cajon

Beautiful fit and finish overall! extremely surprised at how beautiful this Cajon is, the wood and carpentry are a thing of beauty. Having a gig bag come with it for free is a...Read complete review

Beautiful fit and finish overall! extremely surprised at how beautiful this Cajon is, the wood and carpentry are a thing of beauty. Having a gig bag come with it for free is a great bonus as well. Adds a nice back up sound to my 2 sons guitar playing!
Great basic Cajon.
Quality of the finish and corner joinery with dovetail details is far beyond what I expected!
Great value for the money! Great beginners box!

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No Snare Wires

No Snare Wires

No Snare Wires

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Cajon

By Bassman

from East Sandwich MA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment

    Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

    I am a bass player, looking to do some percussion. This is beautifully crafted and finished. Lots of good sounds. Made in Peru. Traditional, without snares. Very nice bag included. Highly recommend.

     
    5.0

    Homemade and handmade beauty!

    By Vismark Ramos

    from Portland, OR

    Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

    For beginners, intermediate, and pro players; this cajon is simply amazing! If your looking for a great tradition Peruvian style cajon (no snares), get this one!

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No Snare Wires

    By ourhousepro

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs

      Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

      No Snare Wires

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the sound is excellant

      By rtst

      from lincoln city, OR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

        Well made with the musician in mind. Great versatile sound.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quality in the details

        By Greg

        from Jackson Mi.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

          Beautiful hand crafted and the Dovetail corners makes it very sturdy. Lacquer finish on all sides except the playing surface which is matte. Comes with a nice carry case. rubber feet. It looks so nice you can have it in you living room and it looks like it belongs there. I'm very pleased with the purchase and the quality.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Box Full of Fun!

          By Daveosaurus

          from Bowdon, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Quality construction
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jamming
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Open Mic Nights
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

            This is a great value! I bought one that was used and classified as "needs repair." Whoever rated it as that must be crazy. The thing looked almost new! There was minor wear along the top edges of the playing surface, but nothing that wasn't to be expected. The semi-adjustable face was still semi-adjustable and the finish was flawless. By adding a KickPort CajonPort (though I had to make the sound port bigger by about 1/4") I added even more bass to the already killer sound, but I plan to use this instrument in higher-volume environments. The sound is great as-is. This is a cajon that would sound great in small venues or properly miked in larger venues. I personally like the lack of snares or wires as it gives the cajon a much simpler, purer sound. The quality of both the construction and sound is unmatched for the price.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exceeded all expectations

            By Yoshi

            from Spencerville, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Sensitive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

              This instrument is surprisingly beautiful and well crafted - it literally took my breath away when I removed it from the box. I was also shocked by the thunderous bass when I played it. All of my expectations have been exceeded.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My first cajon

              By Stephen Bracciotti

              from York, ME

              Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

              Being a novice in the world of cajon playing, I did quite a bit of research and comparison on-line.I learned that the Latin American cajon is a little different than those used in Flamenco. The difference being the Latin one does not have a wire snare that sympathically vibrates. Given my budget and my love of Latin music, I opted for one without the snare when I came across a video of Alex Acuna discussing and demonstrating his signature cajon. I made the choice and took delivery on the Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon. It is a beautiful instrument with lots of variation in tones. A rich bass and high end that can mimic a rim shot on a snare drum.The adjustable front plate gives options on the tone as well. The looks of this instrument is astoundingly beautiful; rich mohena wood sides, top and back and a light responsive front plate for the playing area. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a truly fine cajon rich with the Latin sound. Handmade in Peru.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Cajon - Very Happy

              By Pam Gabrielson

              from California

              Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

              At first I was concerned about not having the snare sound in the cajon but you can make so many difference sounds that it does not make any difference at all. The Bass is GREAT. The case that came with the cajon exceeded my expectations also. It is padded and will definately keep it safe.
              The box exceeds what I expected. The wood is solid, beautiful in color and great construction. The joints on the box fit perfectly together and the lacquor finish tops it off for a great looking cajon.
              The price was very good especially when I waited for the 15% off sale and free shipping.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Alex Acuna Cajon

              By Jerry Kropp

              from Fothills of the Smokys

              Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

              Beautiful fit and finish overall! extremely surprised at how beautiful this Cajon is, the wood and carpentry are a thing of beauty. Having a gig bag come with it for free is a great bonus as well. Adds a nice back up sound to my 2 sons guitar playing!
              Great basic Cajon.
              Quality of the finish and corner joinery with dovetail details is far beyond what I expected!
              Great value for the money! Great beginners box!

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